April 7, 2018
Candidates for Family Court Judge
Host: Claudette Milner
Guest: Judge Lauren Adams Ogden, Lori Goodwin
Judge Lauren Adams Ogden
Judge Lauren Adams Ogden is the Jefferson Circuit Court Judge in Family Division Four (4). She is participating, along with the steering committee, to bring Drug Treatment Court back to Family Court to better address the opioid crisis in Jefferson County. Judge Ogden also represents the ten Family Court Judges on the Louisville Bar Association's (LBA) Pro Bono Consortium, a committee committed to bringing more free legal resources to those in need in our community. She is endorsed in her race by three former Family Court Judges who also served the Commonwealth in Jefferson Family Court, Division Four (Hon. Mason Trenaman, Hon. Juda Maria Hellmann, and Hon. Louis Waterman).
Prior to taking the bench, Judge Ogden was a small business owner and attorney with Ogden & Ogden, PLLC, in her 16th year of practicing law almost exclusively in the Family Courts, while also handling cases at the Court of Appeals, in Probate Courts, and estate planning. Judge Ogden is also a licensed family mediator, a wife for life, and mother of one teenaged daughter.
Judge Ogden was active in the community through regular service at pro se divorce clinics with the Legal Aid Society and the Louisville Bar Association, as well as through her continuing volunteer work with Heuser Learning Academy, Gilda's Club Louisville, Second Presbyterian Church, the Fillies, Greater Louisville Alumnae Panhellenic, and P.E.O. (an international organization providing educational opportunities for women), along with numerous other local charitable agencies.
Professionally, Judge Ogden has served as Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association's Family Law Section and Vice Chair of the LBA’s Family Law Section. She is a graduate of Leadership Louisville's Focus Louisville and the LBA's Leadership Academy. She is a member, and was a long-time board member, of the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County (WLA), including being a former President of the WLA, and a member of the Louisville Estate Planning Council.
Judge Ogden is the daughter of a teacher of 33 years and was a proud public high school graduate prior to attending and graduating from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, TN.
Lori Goodwin is a Louisville native who has devoted her life to fighting injustice. Lori graduated from the University of Louisville where is majored in Political Science and minored in Pan African Studies. While at UofL, Lori was a member of the Malcolm X Debate Society and was initiated into Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. After graduating from UofL, Lori moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to attend Marquette University Law School. Lori served as the President of the Black Law Student Association, served as an Associate Editor of the Marquette Sports Law Review and was a member of the Public Interest Law Society while at Marquette. Moving back to Louisville to begin her legal career, Lori took a position at the Legal Aid Society of Louisville; for the last nine years Lori has served as a Staff Attorney in the Family Law Unit of Legal Aid. Lori works primarily with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, she helps these clients obtain divorces from their abusers and assists them in obtaining protective orders. Lori also works with students in Title IX hearings at local universities. Lori currently serves on the city’s Fatality Review Committee and the Safe Havens Exchange Committee, she is also a member of the Louisville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and is a member of Bates Memorial Baptist Church. Lori is married to Dr. Deonte Hollowell, is the proud aunt of eight nieces and nephews, and is an avid t.v. junkie!
April 14, 2018
Host: Claudette Milner
Josephine Layne Buckner received her Juris Doctorate at Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University. She is a prosecutor at the Jefferson Co. Attorney’s Office where she also prosecuted child support and domestic violence cases. Buckner has been practicing law for fourteen years as a trial and appellate lawyer. She directed the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program for the Legal Aid Society. She currently serves on the board of SeniorCare Experts and the JCPS Finance Advisory Committee.
Prior to prosecuting, Josephine worked as a criminal defense attorney, public advocate, where she learned to be an effective advocate and the importance of a fair legal system. Josephine is the daughter of Stafford and Carole Layne, who recently celebrated 51 years of marriage and reside in Pikeville, Kentucky where she was born and raised. She is fortunate to have three sisters who have made the Louisville community their home. Two are teachers in the Jefferson County Public School system and one is with PNC Bank. Josephine is married to Ravi Buckner, a local probation officer. They are members of St. Stephen Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Josephine received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Louisville.
She is a candidate for Louisville Metro Council District 3. This position is currently held by Mary Woolridge who decided to retire this year. She will continue to work hard for the citizens in District 3 and will focus on our collective safety, quality of life, economic growth and environment. She would appreciate your vote during the Democratic Primary on May 22.
Judge Sean Delahanty
Candidate for District Judge
I am a lifelong resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I graduated from Desales High School. I received my B.A. in Political Science from the University of Louisville in 1974 and my J.D. Brandeis School of Law in 1980. I've been married for 28 years to my wife, Donna, a retired Family Law Judge ad we are parents to two adult children.
Following graduation from law school, I was a self-employed general practitioner for 18 years, representing clients in criminal and civil matters and in all levels of State courts and also at the trial and appellate levels in Federal Court. In addition, from 1991 to 1998, I represented I.U.E. Local 761 and its members. I have received awards for and recognition for the number of pro Bono hours I donated during the years I was in private practice.
In 1998, I was elected to serve as Jefferson District Court Judge in Division Six and currently serve in that position. I was elected by my colleagues to serve as Chief District Court Judge from 2008 to 2011 where I oversaw the introduction and implementation of the first reorganization of the Jefferson District Court in more than 40 years. I currently serve on the Jefferson County Jail Policy Review Committee working on the jail overcrowding crisis. I also serve on Justice Minton's bail reform committee along with other judges from throughout the state.
I have taught classes to the Kentucky District Court Judges' Association, of which I am a member, including "Vivitral to Combat Opiad Addition" and "Strangulation as a Lethality Factor" in domestic violence cases
I have volunteered for numerous organizations including, Habitat for Humanity, Tyler Park Neighborhood Association, Metro Parks Association, Mayors Day of Giving, Shop with a Deputy, and have organized fundraisers for St. James Elementary School and Assumption High School
Candidate for Metro Council
Keisha Dorsey is a lifelong district resident. As an accomplished millennial, Keisha is a successful public healthcare professional and budding entrepreneur who currently has two patents under review by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Keisha is a graduate of Oakwood University, an HBCU in Huntsville, AL and the University of Louisville- School of Public Health. Keisha will bring intellect, energy, innovation and a strong passion for people to the metro council. She is honest, reliable and well respected in this community. When asked why she decided to run she said “…. we need a new style of leadership, servant leadership, leadership that puts the power back in the hands of the people
April 21, 2018
Host: Sydney Tucker
Guests: To Be Announced
Copelyn is an 8th grade student currently attending Kammerer Middle School. Copelyn is best known for her smile, her willingness to lend a hand, and her dedication to succeeding in life.
At Kammerer, Copelyn is a stepper for the step team team and a member of the Girls on the R.I.S.E program. Outside of school, Copelyn participates in activities at her church, Bates Memorial Baptist Church, and spends time with her friends and family.
She is looking forward to excelling as a high school student and has plans to attend Ballard High School. After high school she has her eyes set on attending college where she will pursue a degree in business. Using this degree, Copelyn plans on opening to open an upscale stylish hair salon.
April 28, 2018
Host: Claudette Milner
Candidates for District Judge
Guest: Lisa Langford, Alex Gaddis
Candidate for Family Court Judge
My name is LISA L. LANGFORD, and I was born and raised in Louisville. My parents Harvey and Ann Langford are both graduates of higher institutions in Kentucky (Murray State, Kentucky State and University of Louisville). My father, Harvey, retired from a 33 year career with the IRS here in Louisville. My mother, Ann S. Langford, retired from JCPS where she taught and served as counselor to thousands of children in Jefferson County.
I am blessed to have parents who have always valued God, family and a quality education. They instilled these same principles, ideals and standards in me, and I in turn honored them by imparting these characteristics in my two sons, David and Michael.
Along with my 2 siblings, I’m a proud product of Jefferson County Public School system having attended Dunn Elementary, Kammerer Middle and Ballard High schools. After receiving numerous accolades, awards and a scholarship, I chose to attend the University of Louisville for my undergraduate studies. I later transferred to Kentucky State University to complete my bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Following graduation, I accepted an auditor position with the USDA in Indianapolis, IN. Three years later, I returned to Louisville and have resided here ever since. My hard work in the private sector, prior and during law school, was with GE and HUMANA; and my work in the public arena was with the City of Louisville Law Department and, subsequently, with the JEFFERSON COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, where I have faithfully served our community since 2003.My personal journey as well as my extensive professional experience in criminal litigation, employment law, government law, and customer/client relations, coupled with my legal education at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, led to my thoughtful decision to become a prosecutor. Throughout my career as an Assistant County Attorney, I have made fair and balanced judgments, while serving my community and its residents with honor. I am now well-equipped and prepared to assume the next position in my legal career serving the people of Jefferson County in yet a higher calling—that is of District Court Judge.
After serving five years in the Army, Alex Gaddis graduated, magna cum laude, from California State University in 2006 and from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2010. While at Pepperdine, Alex was an accomplished member of the Honors Trial Advocacy Team, President of the School’s chapter of the Federalist Society and founding member of the Veterans Legal Society. Additionally, while in law school he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. After being admitted to bar in California in 2010, he practiced personal injury and business law for two years before coming home to Kentucky to join the Office of the Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney in January 2013, where he served as a prosecutor for four years.
One of the office’s most aggressive prosecutors, Alex tried nineteen cases during his tenure as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. In addition to his duties as a trial prosecutor, he served as the office’s Animal Cruelty Liaison, working to hold those accountable that committed unspeakable acts of animal cruelty and torture. Alex also served as a member of the Fatal Accident Support Team (FAST), fighting for justice for the victims of felony DUI assaults and homicides.
He is now serving our neighbors in Bullitt County as an assistant to Commonwealth’s Attorney, Shelly Alvey.
He lives in Louisville with his wife, Stephanie, and their seven children.
Bryan Gatewood has practiced family law for nearly twenty-one years, maintaining a private practice where he has represented clients in all types of family court cases—child support, divorce, custody, domestic violence, and adoptions. His appellate experience includes arguing custody issues before the Kentucky Supreme Court and Kentucky Court of Appeals, and a recent landmark Kentucky Supreme Court published case (Pettingill v. Pettingill, 480 S.W.3d 920 (2015)), where he partnered with the Mary Byron Project to establish the right of Family Court Judges to utilize judicial knowledge in domestic violence cases. Pettingill was discussed nationally in the June/July 2016 edition of Domestic Violence Report.
Bryan has worked in Family Court for fourteen (17) years, representing abused and neglected children as a guardian ad litem, and presently works in the Jefferson Family Court, division 3, in that capacity. This work included abuse and neglect cases, representation of children in termination of parental rights cases, and in adoptions. He previously worked for two years as a parent’s attorney representing parents accused of abuse or neglect of their child. This representation included abuse and neglect cases, as well as terminations of parental rights.
Bryan is a graduate of Bellarmine University where he majored in history and business administration, and of the University of Louisville, where he earned both his Juris Doctor and his Master of Business Administration degrees. He is most proud of his accomplishments as the adoptive father of three beautiful children, Ian, Camille, and Caroline.